I’ve been enjoying watching Creators of Tomorrow, a ten episode documentary show available on Vimeo that follows the journeys of three social enterprises that are trying to better the world. Specifically, I’ve been interested in the story of Haiti Babi, a fair trade knit and crochet organization started by two Seattle women that employs mothers in Haiti to help keep their children out of orphanages.
Mandalas for Marinke is a collaborative crochet art project. People have sent in so many beautiful contributions, and I’ve been posting them almost daily (although I took some time off in December because it was such a busy month). Each post includes the mandala, any messages the maker shared, and some depression awareness raising information. Here’s a roundup of the posts that went live on the blog in December and January, in case you missed any … or just want to enjoy seeing them all in one place!
“This is my first Mandala and I enjoyed making it so I’m sure that it won’t be my last. It’s not quite perfect but I think that’s quite appropriate given the circumstances as surely if we were perfect we wouldn’t have to live with the terrible illnesses broadly encompassed by the term “depression”.
I am thrilled today to introduce you to CARE Knows How, a storytelling campaign initiated by CARE, a leading humanitarian organization working to fight global poverty. In this post I’ll share my story, what CARE is all about, why I’m inspired by the campaign and how it all relates to crochet.
During my trip to Belize I realized that there wasn’t a lot of crochet in the country but there are many other beautiful crafts.
Krochet Kids is an organization that helps artisans around the world make a fair living creating and selling handmade items. They are launching a new campaign today, starting at 9am PST, called #KnowWhoMadeIt.
Any place is a great place to crochet. But if you’re going to do some traveling and you love yarn and crochet then these destinations are even better than the rest.